Iraida Iturralde (b. 1954, Havana): An educator and translator as well as a poet, Iturralde was editor of the literary magazines Románica and Lyra and president of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York. Among her poetry collections are Hubo la viola, El libro de Josafat, Tropel de espejos, Discurso de las infantas and La isla rota. Her poetry has been published in journals in America and Europe and has appeared in various anthologies, including Fiesta del poeta, Poetas cubanos en Nueva York and Los Atrevidos: Cuban American Writers. She has received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Mid-Atlantic States Arts Consortium. Iturralde studied political science at New York University and Columbia. (Cintas for literature, 1982-83)

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